Last updated on September 6th, 2023
Priority Pass members now have access to more lounges. They have added 60+ Plaza Premium lounges to the Priority Pass network of lounges. The lounges are located around the world, from Asia and the Middle East to North America and more. Here’s what you should know about the added Plaza Premium Lounges and Priority Pass memberships.
Priority Pass Adds 60+ Plaza Premium Lounges
Airport lounge access is a sought-after benefit of travel credit cards. Some travel credit cards grant cardholders access to Priority Pass – a network of airport lounges accessible to all pass-holder members. The lounge network has just grown by 60+ new Plaza Premium Lounges, which adds more value for Priority Pass holders.
With Priority Pass, members get access to 1,300 airport lounges all around the globe. Travelers who use Priority Pass can use the lounges while they await their flight at the airport. Use the lounge spaces to relax before a flight or for work while staying connected as needed for business duties.
The newly available lounges are across Asia Pacific, Africa, Europe, North America, and the Middle East. All of which are with Plaza Premium Lounge. The Plaza Premium lounges at some point were removed from the Priority Pass network in 2021 and have since returned in 2024. For travel in the U.S., this means two new lounges for Priority Pass holders, one Plaza Premium Lounge in Orlando, Florida, and another in Dallas, Texas. The North American Plaza Premium lounges also extend across four providences in Canada.
How To Become a Priority Pass Member
There are two ways to become a Priority Pass member. One is to purchase a membership plan directly through the Priority Pass website. They have three annual membership plan tiers ranging from $99 to $469. The second way is to get a travel credit card with Priority Pass access included as a benefit. The latter gets you the most value for your buck if you are a frequent traveler.
Direct membership with Priority Pass may come with limited lounge visits and additional fees, except for the $469 Prestige membership, which includes all free member visits ($35 guest visit fee.) In contrast, cards like the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card or the Chase Sapphire Reserve® include a Priority Pass membership with unlimited lounge access at no additional costs. Both examples come with a high-end annual fee. However, the included Priority Pass membership, and other offered benefits, more than balance out the annual fees.
Cards With Priority Pass Benefit:
Hilton Honors Amex Surpass®
Capital One Venture X
Mastercard® Black Card™
Chase Sapphire Reserve®
The Platinum Card®
Plaza Premium Lounge Ammeneties
The Plaza Premium Lounges offer varied seating options and complimentary food and drinks. All of the Plaza Premium locations include Wi-Fi. Additionally, some lounge locations include amenities like showers and private rest areas. The Plaza Lounges will become available to Priority Pass members throughout June, with the first lounge batches accessible on June 6th, 2023. The remaining lounges will be available on June 20th of 2023.
Here are some of the Plaza Premium Lounge Locations:
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